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Bicentenary Plaque : 04-October-2014
Bicentenary Plaque : 04-October-2014

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A plaque commemorating the bicentenary of Australia details the history of West Wallsend.

The Bicentenary marked the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the First Fleet in Sydney in 1788. Captain Arthur Phillip (1738–1814), commander of the First Fleet, established the foundations of a British colony at Sydney Cove on the 26 January 1788.


Address:Carrington & Hyndes Street, Soldiers Memorial Park , West Wallsend, 2286
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -32.902196
Long: 151.582624
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Landscape
Actual Event STart Date:26-January-1788
Actual Event End Date:26-January-1988


Approx. Monument Dedication Date:1988
Front Inscription
1788 - 1988

West Wallsend
A Colliery township founded by the West Wallsend Coal Company and subdivided in 1887. Collieries of the area were :
1888  West Wallsend, Newcastle New-Wallsend later West Wallsend extended (Killingworth)
1890  Monkwearmouth (Later Seaham No. 1)
1905  Seaham No. 2
1971  West Wallsend No. 2 ( still operating 1988)
West Wallsend Colliery was a pioneer in the use of an all-metal headframe in the Australian Colonies.
An historic sites Bicentennial Project funded by the Australian Bicentennial Authority and the Lake Macquarie City Council to celbrate Australia`s Bicentenary.
Source: MA
Monument details supplied by Monument Australia - www.monumentaustralia.org.au
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